Poverty and Inequality

Poverty and Inequality

by David Grusky
     
 

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“This slim volume offers ample food for thought to scholars with a serious interest in social or economic inequality. The star contributors— economists, sociologists, political scientists, and philosophers—present concepts, theories, and proposals that will stimulate those outside as well as within their home disciplines. While avoiding the

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“This slim volume offers ample food for thought to scholars with a serious interest in social or economic inequality. The star contributors— economists, sociologists, political scientists, and philosophers—present concepts, theories, and proposals that will stimulate those outside as well as within their home disciplines. While avoiding the circular reasoning characteristic of the 1960's ‘culture of poverty,’ these accessible essays enlarge the concept of poverty—and, I hope, of poverty research and policy—by elaborating the idea that social justice requires measurable equality of capabilities or opportunities, and not merely of economic resources.”—Robert M. Hauser, University of Wisconsin—Madison
“This impressive collection of essays brings together well-known economists, sociologists, and philosophers to discuss the pressing problems of inequality and poverty. Kanbur and Grusky recognize that these timely and difficult issues can only be dealt with by marshalling the intellectual power of our best minds, looking at poverty through the lens of multiple disciplines.”—Joseph E. Stiglitz

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"This slim volume offers ample food for thought to scholars with a serious interest in social or economic inequality. The star contributors— economists, sociologists, political scientists, and philosophers—present concepts, theories, and proposals that will stimulate those outside as well as within their home disciplines. While avoiding the circular reasoning characteristic of the 1960's 'culture of poverty,' these accessible essays enlarge the concept of poverty—and, I hope, of poverty research and policy—by elaborating the idea that social justice requires measurable equality of capabilities or opportunities, and not merely of economic resources."—Robert M. Hauser, University of Wisconsin—Madison

"This impressive collection of essays brings together well-known economists, sociologists, and philosophers to discuss the pressing problems of inequality and poverty. Kanbur and Grusky recognize that these timely and difficult issues can only be dealt with by marshalling the intellectual power of our best minds, looking at poverty through the lens of multiple disciplines."—Joseph E. Stiglitz

"...I highly recommend this book. It is essential reading for anyone studying occupational segregation, and valuable for scholars in a range of fields including gender studies, work, social inequality, and comparative-historical sociology."—Canadian Journal of Sociology Online

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804748438
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
01/24/2006
Series:
Studies in Social Inequality Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

David B. Grusky is Professor of Sociology and incoming Director of the Program on Inequality at Stanford University. His recent books include Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men (Stanford 2004) and Mobility and Inequality (Stanford 2005). Ravi Kanbur is T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics at Cornell University.

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